Last Day to Vote for Everything For Love on Kindle Scout

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Kindle Scout Campaign ends Dec. 8, 2016.

This is it! Today is the last day to vote for my time travel romance, Everything For Love, on Kindle Scout. Over the last 30 days, I’ve been telling everyone, running Facebook promotions, tweeting, and in just general getting the word out about my first full length novel. I’ve been working on this story for three years, two years to write and one year of full editing. I am so proud to do a preview of it as a submission through Kindle Scout.

What’s Kindle Scout?

Kindle Scout is the Amazon submission program for their ebook press, Kindle Press. It replaced the annual “Amazon Breakout Novel” contest. Instead of publishing one book a year, Amazon now takes on continuous submissions that go through a 30 day campaign with readers that stop by the Kindle Scout website. A profile is uploaded of your manuscript (usually first two chapters), a blurb, cover, and tagline. Plus, there is a short author interview. With these enticements, readers can decide if they want to nominate your book to be published by Kindle Press.

So, today is the last day for nominations for my novel. If you like a good Time Travel Romance set in Paris 1899 and London 1914, suspense, Steampunk and a love triangle, check it out. Plus, the time machine is powered by sex. So, my heroine, Deidre, is quite a frisky girl. But I figured she’d have to be, especially since she comes from about 2160. Sex would have different society guidelines by then. But I digress. You can tell I had to do a lot of thinking about time travel and how to power her machine while writing this sci-fi romance.

HERE IS THE LINK: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/FOYZHG8OK50Y

If you so deem my novel worthy, you can also enter for a gift basket and Amazon Gift Card by posting a screen shot or mentioning you’d voted at this event on Facebook:

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/426711670836723/

Or at this website: http://authorclassifieds.com/2016/11/30/vote-everything-for-love-marilyn-vix/

I thank you for your consideration. I will be sure to follow up with results and share my whole Kindle Scout experience. Happy Holidays! -Marilyn

 

 

 

Appearance @ San Jose Library Book Fair Dec. 4, 2016

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Marilyn Vix signing at the SVRWA fundraising event on Dec. 3, 2016 at Barnes and Noble Steven’s Creek in San Jose, Ca.

I’d like to thank everyone that came out yesterday to the Barnes and Noble to support my RWA local chapter. I sold all of my books but one, and met some wonderful people yesterday. Next weekend on Saturday the 10th, we’ll be having a second round with more authors. This time I’ll be helping out with the courtesy wrapping for donations for our local RWA chapter, SVRWA.

Today, I will be at the San Jose Library Book Fair held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library at San Jose State University. I’ll be speaking on the Romance/Fantasy Panel as well as signing and selling my book, Never Marry A Warlock. There will be panels on several genres including traditional versus self-publishing. The book fair will be 2pm-5pm. So if you missed the chance to get a book signed and meet me yesterday, come out to SJSU and maybe get some holiday shopping done. Nothing like literature as a gift. Panels and book fair will be on the second floor of the MLK Jr. Library.

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Marilyn Vix Signing Books @ B & N Steven’s Creek in Silicon Valley

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Today, Sat. Dec. 3, is the Barnes and Noble Fundraiser/Book Signing for my RWA chapter. I’ll be at the Steven’s Creek B & N between 12-3pm. My book reading is at 12:30pm-1pm. I’ll be there the rest of the time selling and talking about my book, Never Marry A Warlock. A giveaway of the authors’ books will be at 3pm.

Plus, you can start your holiday shopping and help out local romance writers. The fundraising code to use for purchases is: 11966165. SVRWA will get 10% of your purchase. Also includes on-line purchases except ebooks or other digital content. This code is good during our whole fundraiser dates Dec. 3-15. So, even if you can’t make it down to the book store, you can support local authors by purchasing and using the code on-line. On the second date, I’ll be helping out at the same location helping with wrapping books and presents for free in support of the group.

So come on out. I’d love to meet some of my SF Bay Area readers. We can talk romance, writing or about how to get through the Holidays. Personally, I’m going to choose making sugar cookies as my therapy. Oh, and keeping my new growing kitten out of the Christmas tree. Happy Holidays!

Event Location and Date:

Saturday Dec. 3, 2016 and Dec. 10, 2016

Barnes and Noble Book Store

3600 Steven’s Creek Blvd.

San Jose, CA 95117

12pm-3pm

 

 

 

My 2016 NaNoWriMo Plan

nanowrimo_2016_webbadge_participant-200So, I’m doing National Writing Month (NaNoWriWo) for the third time this year. I have to say, my word count hasn’t been what I had hoped. But then, I didn’t like the push and stress last year to make the 50K. I did win last year, finishing the full 50K on Nov. 29. But it was just to see if I could do it.

This year I’m feeling very different about it. I have gone to the Night of Writing Dangerously for two years in a row. I really enjoyed being with other writers and dressing up to write for the evening. It was a nice outing and a lot of fun. But this year, I feel, been there, done that. It was exciting to be a part of it. Now, I feel I just have to do this writing thing at my own speed. And so, I guess that has been why I have been approaching NaNo differently this year.

There is a lot of stress of pushing for word count daily. And I’ve gotten into a routine of at least one daily writing session of at least an hour a day. I could push to try to do two a day, but the stress got to me a bit last year. I also lost my dear cat right at the end of NaNo last year. So, this year, my heart might not have been fully in it as the last two years.

But I found NaNo has really helped get my word writing speed up and get a writing routine started. I’m finding that the once a day sprints I’m doing is giving me 800-1400 words a day. That seems to be a normal writing speed I’m comfortable with. And it’s good writing that I can use later. I won’t throw it away. I’ll edit the crap out of it, of course, but not throw it away. I’ll even count this blog post word count for NaNo. I count everything I work on this whole month. I usually line up several projects I want to work on or finish. So, it’s a whole month of getting some serious writing done for me. I focus on the creative, first draft writing to get those projects finished I need to.

I really also enjoy sharing the experience with other writers and writing in unison all month. It’s like a whole month where I just do rough drafts. So, it’s almost like a celebration of writing all through November. Where else can writers come together and celebrate and share in something they love to do. All the support, Tweets and memes on Twitter, supportive messages through the website, and seeing my word count go up all month really is a worth while experience to still do. Except I’m going to do it my way this year.

So, if you would like to still join in the NaNo challenge even though it’s Nov. 12, just join up and start writing. Don’t worry about finishing the 50K. Just worry about doing some writing each day, and see what you are able to do by the end of the month. You might surprise yourself.

If you’ve been doing NaNo this year or decide to join in because of my post, please let me know in the comment section. Love to see what word count you are up to.

National Novel Writing Month Website

Marilyn Vix’s NaNo Profile: Request to be my buddy once you sign up!

My word count as of this post so far this month: 9,451

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Currently on Kindle Scout for nomination Nov. 9-Dec. 9, 2016

***Note: My NaNoWriMo Winning Novel from last year is up on Kindle Scout for nominations. I spent a year editing it and getting it ready for this moment. So, I’d appreciate any support and interest you may favor.

Kindle Scout is the program that Amazon has set up to receive possible manuscripts for their ebook imprint: Kindle Press. They get feedback from the public on what novels should be published.

So, please stop by, look over my novel Everything For Love‘s profile, and consider nominating it for publication. It’s a next step you can do after you complete your novel during NaNoWriMo.

Link to Everything For Love Profile on Kindle Scout

Happy Writing!

 

 

 

Kindle Scout Campaign for Everything For Love Launches Today!

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Nominate Everything For Love at Kindle Scout!

Well folks, the only thing making me feel better tonight now that the US Presidential election is over, besides the wine and chocolate, is that my Kindle Scout Campaign just went live on Kindle Scout. This will definitely make your vote count! And I’d so appreciate your support!

I mulled it over, and figured out that Kindle Press is a great fit for me. There is the option to self-publish my print edition, and the push of Amazon marketing if my book is chosen. So, I know a lot of you have been waiting a long time to see this book. Now, you can make it happen. All you need to do is go to the Kindle Scout Website Profile for Everything For Love. While there, you can enjoy the first two chapters of the novel with an on-line excerpt.

If you’re not familiar with Kindle Scout, it took the place of Amazon’s Breakout Novel contest that they held once a year. They changed it over to a monthly submission contest where readers on Amazon and fans of the author can check out the new novel up for submission. Your vote, or nomination, let’s the editors know that there is a demand for the novel. Plus, the turn around is pretty quick. If Everything For Love is picked, it will be published in about two months as an ebook . So, you’ll get your free copy as a nominator as soon as it’s out through Amazon. Not bad? Free copy, and knowing you helped get a book published. Nothing like making your effort count!

Here is the link:

https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/FOYZHG8OK50Y

Thank you to all  my fans over the last several years for your encouragement and support!

-Marilyn

 

Paranormal Romance Blog 2016 Tour: Day 1

prblogtour2016finalWELCOME! Everyone to the first day of the Paranormal Romance Blog Tour 2016. Let the festivities begin! Today kicks off the Paranormal Blog Tour Day 1 in which it’s time to say “Hi” to all of the fabulous paranormal authors joining me in this week of fantastic book deals, giveaways, interviews, book reviews and general fun! So without waiting any longer, here are all of the fabulous participating authors and their websites to visit daily this week:

 

Participating Authors:

 

  • Giveaway Links List for Paranormal Romance Blog Tour 2016:

1) Marilyn Vix’s Giveaway: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/20834f9e14/

 

More to come in the days ahead. Book mark and come back daily for author interviews, book reviews, and behind the scenes look at writing.

Here is the schedule:

Mon 10/24 List of Authors/Giveaways posted

Tues. 10/25 Behind the Scenes Blog posts by participating authors

Wed. 10/26 Author Interview Day-all blogs will have an interview of a participating author posted.

Thurs. 10/27 Book Review Day-all blogs will have a book review of a participating author’s featured book.

Fri. 10/28 Sneak Previews of Books/Cover Reveals/Closing of Blog Tour-Last chance for giveaways!

This will be a fabulous week, and hopefully get you into the mood for a Halloween read.

So, until tomorrow, good luck with the giveaway.

-Marilyn